Junior basketball rep team notches up some good wins
GLADSTONE'S junior basketball players are up there with the best.
And this was demonstrated at the weekend as Gladstone teams had some great wins in the Central Districts carnival.
The carnival is held three times each season, in Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton.
It involves under-12 to under-16 boys and girls players.
At the weekend it was Gladstone's turn to host, and while the rain disrupted the two-day event, all games were eventually played.
The bad weather prevented Rockhampton teams from getting to Gladstone on Saturday, so Gladstone and Bundaberg pitted their skills against each other, and on Sunday the Rockhampton teams played their games with the two other clubs.
On Saturday, Gladstone's teams won four of their six games, which club spokeswoman Angie Wilmot said was a great achievement.
"Our teams are doing really well this year. The U12 girls are doing extremely well, considering this is their first time playing representative basketball," she said.
On Sunday, the Gladstone U16 boys kept up their winning streak, defeating Rockhampton 65 to 47.
However, the last of the games on Sunday didn't go the way of Gladstone, with the U12 boys losing 40-48, the U14 girls losing 51-38 and the U16 girls losing 77-39, all against Rockhampton.
The U14 boys went down to Bundaberg 78-35, but they defeated the Rockhampton Two team 47-42.
All teams in the carnival were using the event as preparation for the state championships, which will be played during the school holidays.
The U14 girls' and U16 boys' teams will compete in the championships in Brisbane, the U16 girls in Ipswich and the U14 boys in Cairns.